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Ohio Life | Best Hometowns

Best Hometowns 2017–18

This year, we honor Bowling Green, Marietta, Milford, Mount Vernon and Wooster — five communities that make us proud to call Ohio home.

Every year, we travel Ohio visiting communities that embody the best of small town living and the qualities that make life in the Buckeye State so special. Whether you're just passing through or ready to make a move, we think you'll feel right at home.

Simpson Garden Park in Bowling Green
Bowling Green: This college town thrives on a strong connection between campus and community and a shared vision for the city’s future. — Read Story


Marietta's Harmar Bridge
Marietta: A new generation is helping this riverfront town preserve its rich heritage while embracing a sense of adventure and fun. — Read Story


Bishop's Bike Shop along the Little Miami Scenic Trail
Milford: 
This small city outside of Cincinnati offers history, outdoor adventure and a community of small business owners who work together. — Read Story


Families at Mount Vernon's Ariel-Foundation Park
Mount Vernon: 
This town honors its heritage with dramatic improvement projects that merge history and community.  — Read Story


Overview of downtown Wooster
Wooster: 
A vibrant downtown, strong businesses and collaborative community projects reflect this city's can-do spirit.  — Read Story